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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.

A long time ago mine used to look like this:



I have a "clean pair" which I put in the washing machine..
With a red sheet or brand new red towel. I get it now.

Oks. Safety shoes, steel toe cap.
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Old 06.09.2017, 20:46
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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.
Wow, they look pretty cool these days!
Aren't some earthed as well?
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Old 06.09.2017, 20:52
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Steel toe cap? Are we talking about Caterpillars for running?
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:01
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Steel toe cap? Are we talking about Caterpillars for running?
Older ones used steel, but modern plastics have mostly replaced that in the last 20 years or so. This makes them lighter, and they no longer set off metal detectors.

They're a bit heavier than a running shoe, but very comfortable. And on the off chance that someone drives over your foot...
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:04
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Wow, they look pretty cool these days!
Aren't some earthed as well?
Earthed? Don't you mean insulating? Yes. iirc there is even a different norm for electrical safety shoes.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:06
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I like those clunky red shoes...remind me bowling shoes. I guess if I dropped my ball on my steeled toes, they'd be ok. Win-win.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:19
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Older ones used steel, but modern plastics have mostly replaced that in the last 20 years or so. This makes them lighter, and they no longer set off metal detectors.

They're a bit heavier than a running shoe, but very comfortable. And on the off chance that someone drives over your foot...
I liked my old CATS boots, I ordered about 10 years ago for the workshop prototype jobbies. I wouldn't feel indifferent if someone was banging a floor with a sledge hammer around me. That's how safe they felt.

Now probably ESD shoes and anti static wrist band would have helped me more in my current lab work instead of steel/plastic toe cap shoes.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:29
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Earthed? Don't you mean insulating? Yes. iirc there is even a different norm for electrical safety shoes.
I meant "ableitfähig" What ever that would be in English.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:34
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I meant "ableitfähig" What ever that would be in English.
Ah. Gotcha. Between an insulator and a conductor. These probably aren't ESD spec for cleanroom use, but they don't build up a static charge, not that I've noticed at least.
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Household consolidation and motorbike FWPs...

(1) We are selling one of our two houses and consolidating everything into the "surviving" house. We'll need to build and/or buy more closets.

(2) My dad talked my husband into not selling his "fun weekend car" and his motorbikes. My dad: "You'll regret it..." "Don't make the same mistakes I did..." "I still think about my old Ducati and cry..." and so forth. (Meanwhile my mom: ) I am pissed off because I cannot go on bike rides anymore
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Old 08.09.2017, 15:12
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Walk into Landi to buy jam jars and sugar, walk out with a scythe!!
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Old 08.09.2017, 15:27
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Walk into Landi to buy jam jars and sugar, walk out with a scythe!!
With or without hooded black cape?
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Old 09.09.2017, 14:03
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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.

A long time ago mine used to look like this:



I have a "clean pair" which I put in the washing machine about every 6 months, but my "grungiesandals" are waaay too oil and grease soaked for the washing machine now.
Many moons ago I worked in a metal bashing shop with shelves for lengths of steel channel starting at ankle height.

Safety shoes which covered your ankles were much better in that environment.

I've currently got some relatively clunky safety boots for farm work. I haven't had a cow step on my toes yet, but I'm not scared of that happening. These also cover the ankles, and are waterproof to the top, including the laced area, very important when tackling a cow poo filled courtyard after it's been raining.
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Some twat in Jumbo (Vernier) has decided motorbike helmets should be on the shelf with bike helmets, motorbike gloves on the shelf the other side of the shop with gardening gloves... never did find the motorbike trousers & jackets. Gave up + came away with nothing. They used to have the motorbike stuff all together which meant it was easy to find. How to kill off sales of your products.
And while I am on a general Jumbo rant, why are toilets in DIY shops the most revolting? Broken lock on one door so basically unuseable unless you have someone to hold the door shut & the only other one has a broken flush.
It's First World being that we were trying to spend money...
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Probably available from the same outlet in the run up to Fasnacht.
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Old 09.09.2017, 16:16
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... And while I am on a general Jumbo rant, why are toilets in DIY shops the most revolting? Broken lock on one door so basically unuseable unless you have someone to hold the door shut & the only other one has a broken flush.
It's First World being that we were trying to spend money...
The traditional advice for dealing with no lock on a toilet door was to sing.

The First World Problem here is that you might just find your performance uploaded to YouTube.
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Old 09.09.2017, 16:36
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The traditional advice for dealing with no lock on a toilet door was to sing.
What were your no.1 and no.2 songs? (Does it help with constipation?..I guess that is another FWP)
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The traditional advice for dealing with no lock on a toilet door was to sing.
Or to hold it shut with one hand. Until of course someone flings the door open thereby breaking your wrist.
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Old 11.09.2017, 09:34
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Our intranet is down, so now I have to walk over to the canteen to see what is on today's lunch menu
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Our intranet is down, so now I have to walk over to the canteen to see what is on today's lunch menu
do you plan your menu at 9:30 in the morning?
you're Swisser than the Swiss.
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